Josefine Reisch's artworks seduce the viewer with haunted textures of the already seen, a déjà-vu but not quite. She studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and is a candidate for the 2017 Master of Fine Arts at Goldsmith College London. Working through traditional mediums such as trompe l'oeil painting, portraiture and commemorative scarves, she provokes moments of recognition. The already seen and established can tempt the viewer into a sense of certainty, the momentum of recitation creates a stumble over the allegedly familiar. Her research concentrates on communal museums of minor popularity to excavate repressed stories and facets of the vernacular.
Reisch's work reassembles historical moments and figures into jumbled compositions, like a musical medley. Her interest in methods, attributes and tools of power manifests through visual culture. To extract the idea and mechanisms of magnitude she de-constructs and re-constructs cultural heritage by which she means to rethink paradigm.